Two men arrested on Christmas morning for drug trafficking and fraud


(MPD) In the wee hours of December 25, 2021, the Mesquite Police Department intervened at a two-man casino involved in several attempted suspicious transactions using an identity card that may have been stolen.

Officers investigated fully and discovered that a man attempted to withdraw $ 4,000 using stolen ID and credit cards. He was arrested and also found in possession of methamphetamine and illegal drug paraphernalia.

The second man was in possession of identity documents and stolen goods belonging to several victims as well as stolen credit cards and stolen prescription controlled substances. Officers also learned that most of the items in their possession had been stolen in another state just hours before this incident.

William Gossard, 33, of St. George, Utah, was arrested and charged with fraudulent use of a credit card, using another person’s ID to commit a crime, and possession of a stolen credit card, possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Curtis Proctor, 23, of St. George, Utah, was arrested and charged with four counts of Possession of a Stolen Credit Card, Criminal Possession of Stolen Property, Criminal Possession of a Listed Substance Schedule IV and criminal possession of a substance listed in Schedule II.

Due to the felony charges, the two were taken to the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Chief MaQuade Chesley said: “The casino staff who witnessed and reported this suspicious activity deserve credit for playing a huge role in solving multiple crimes committed here and outside the State. “. He continued “thanks to their efforts, our agents were able to arrest the two suspects and return the stolen goods to the rightful owners.”

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